The film hinges upon the relationship between brash young Philip Ashley and his cousin’s Italian widow Rachel—one fraught with menacing ambiguity. Indeed, there are doubts throughout about whether or not she poisoned the cousin, and is manipulating Philip. Both Sam Claflin and Rachel Weisz’s deliver strong performances, and the movie in general manages to capture all the mystique and tension of the novel, while adding an emotional edge. Read our review HERE.
My Cousin Rachel is out in theaters today.